Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on May 07, 2015 in Motorcycle Accidents
According to reports from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, the state has seen a rise in motorcycle fatalities since the beginning of the year. Just last month, one biker was killed in a crash that injured eight others.
If you have been injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle crash our dedicated Tulsa personal injury lawyers want you to be well informed about your personal injury claim so that you know what to expect at each stage of the legal process.
In a move that coincides with Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the governor of Oklahoma signed legislation making it illegal to text while driving across the state. Anyone caught texting while driving can be pulled over and given a $100 ticket.
The legislation was named after two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers who were hit by a distracted driver while responding to an accident scene. The driver was allegedly using a phone at the time of the crash.
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
The incident shed light on the dangers of being distracted behind the wheel. Officials say drivers should remember to check blind spots when sharing the road with motorcyclists.
Drivers should also keep in mind that the stopping distance for a motorcycle is about the same as cars. However its best to formulate a three or four second following space when driving behind a motorcycle.
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If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another motorist, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any injuries you may have sustained with the help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Tulsa.
We are aware of the tactics that insurance companies use when dealing with injury victims and their families. We can use our knowledge and experience to help guide you through the litigation process.